Experimental and Foundation Studies

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    A New Space for Sonic Innovation

    Housed in the former library, a state-of-the-art multichannel sound system brings exciting new possibilities for sonic experimentation to RISD.

    Drawing Marathon

    Students in an intense Wintersession studio (re)discover the essential power of drawing.  

    Balancing Act

    Textiles sophomore Kathryn LaMontagne 18 TX recognizes the importance of balancing her studio work with a healthy social life.

    Finding Her Footing

    After a bit of culture shock last year, Yasemin Orhan 18 FAV has been adjusting to life far from Istanbul and warming to the camaraderie in the Film/Animation/Video department.

    Hope and the Humanities

    Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.